Location Watch: Wilcox Arcade, Participant 1up, Stardust Pinbar, Mr. Pixels and Extra

It’s been a gradual information month for arcades, making this publish the one location watch publish we’ll have for August, however that’s okay. There are nonetheless new venues opening their doorways on the market, displaying the continued need to sport away from dwelling.

Per regular, if you end up close to any of those places, then please do greater than give it a “like” or a “nod” – go there, purchase some credit or pay the entry payment and play!

Wilcox Arcade Routes (Hopkinsville, KY)

Let’s begin this publish by highlighting the primary arcade location of a website buddy, and a man who has been making a reputation for himself on the scene, Dustin Wilcox. Whereas he has simply began faculty, he has put his cash the place his mouth is by opening two route places in his space. His important location is on the Essential St. Tavern Restaurant in Hopkinsville, which is showcasing a single Quick & Livid machine, Skins Sport, The Home of the Lifeless, a multicade, a pool desk and a few bulk merchandising machines. The second location solely has an interactive bulk merchandising machine for now; however he has slowly been rising the video games he has. A kind of is one thing that I bought to him earlier this 12 months, the indie shoot ’em up Skycurser (that simply wants a cupboard); he additionally has a Fortunate ‘N Wild that ought to discover its means into the Tavern sooner or later.

Altitude Trampoline Park (Pelham, AL)

Trampoline parks have loved quite a lot of consideration in current occasions, however it isn’t all the time clear in the event that they embrace an arcade on the premises or not. That isn’t a query on the Altitude Trampoline Park in Pelham, Alabama, the place they’ve put collectively a small sport flooring of latest video games. By what I’ve seen, they’ve a crane machine, a few NBA Hoops, an air hockey, a Mustang pinball machine, then a pair of Cruis’n Blasts and a 2p Halo: Fireteam Raven. Maybe they’ll add extra with time!

Participant 1up (Rock Hill, SC)

By way of Replay Journal. It is a bar/arcade that opened up firstly of the month, following the usual retrocade mannequin (cowl cost to get in, all video games on free play). Their sport choice contains Dangerous Dudes Vs. Dragon ninjaGalaga, Gorf, Mortal Kombat II, Millipede, Ms. Pac-Man, Pac-Man, Phoenix, P.O.W., Star Wars (Atari), Vanguard and extra; pinball contains Black Knight, Black Knight: Sword of Rage, Bride of Pinbot and Iron Maiden. Test them out on Fb.

Stardust Pinbar (Phoenix, AZ)

By way of Replay Journal. Are you a fan of David Bowie and stay within the Phoenix space? Then Stardust Pinbar is made only for you. Nestled between a pizzaria and a stay music venue, this explicit sport room is dwelling to sixteen pins, together with: AC/DC, Arabian Nights, Assault From Mars, Weapons’N Roses, Iron Maiden, Junk Yard, Metallica, Star Trek (Stern), The Addams Household, The Beatles, The Strolling Lifeless, Tron Legacy and extra. Their web site is only a placeholder in the intervening time, however yow will discover them on Fb right here.

Mr. Pixel’s Traditional Arcade (Houston, TX)

By way of Replay Journal. This one simply opened this week in Houston, a retrocade additionally following the free play/pay-to-get-in mannequin. Whereas they’re closed Mon-Wed, they appear to supply loads of basic enjoyable on the weekends, which incorporates the likes of: Space 51, Armor Assault, California Pace, Cruis’n World, Donkey Kong, Killer Intuition 2, Most Pressure, Ms. Pac-Man, R-Kind, Raiden, RoadBlasters, Samurai Shodown, Sega Tremendous GT, Enterprise and extra. Additionally they have a number of pinball machines together with Bally Sport Present, Barb Wire, Black Knight, Gorgar, House Shuttle, and some others. You could find their web site right here or discover them on Fb.

Round1USA (Reno, NV)

Notice, this was a few Saturdays in the past :X

We’re enthusiastically engaged on the ultimate touches for our Reno location 😉
Kick off your weekend at our Grand Opening this Saturday!! 🙌 #grandopening pic.twitter.com/Qf9pfyKWsk

— Round1 USA (@Round1USA) August 14, 2019

That’s all for this version of Location Watch, till subsequent time!

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I am a lifelong fan of video video games and I’ve been working my very own arcade, The Sport Grid Arcade in West Valley Metropolis, Utah since 2008.


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